11/27 - Rev News - "Late" Breaking News

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  1. MrSangster

    MrSangster Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Duxbury,MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Dr Jay

    Dr Jay BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 7, 1999
    Newton, MA USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Don't be too certain the defensive help might not come domestically.

    All cards are on the table right now.
     
  4. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So we now how many of our four SI slots filled-- Pepe and _______?
    I think Brilliant will need one if he makes the team.
     
  5. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    and Avery John, 3 of 4
     
  6. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you have a hot rumor? :cool:
     
  7. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Massachusetts
    Richie Baker and Steve Howey return to their native countries

    http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=129110&itype=4073&iCategoryID=429

    Baker I think could develop into an all-star. There's no way I would've let him go if I were in charge. Another thing is that outside mid isn't the deepest position in MLS. He could've had a much better season if he didn't play the same position as Steve Ralston.

    Howey, I can understand, allthough I still would've kept him too. It's not everyday that a fomer English international comes to MLS. Besides he didn't look to bad in the games I saw him play, plus the Revs need a leader in the defense.
     
  8. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One of them was going to be released anyway. Howey would have been the most overpaid player out of the 5. Baker wasn't happy in NE, I think the Revs had no option here.
     
  9. goussoccer

    goussoccer Member+

    May 23, 2001
    Avon, CT
    Re: Richie Baker and Steve Howey return to their native countries

    Well he didn't look good enough to keep from my vantage point. If someone wanted to make the argument that he wasn't in shape, it's one I would understand but disagree with. The argument that he played well enough to keep (as an expensive SI) is one I don't agree with or understand.
     
  10. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    Re: Richie Baker and Steve Howey return to their native countries

    Not to discourage minority views, but neither one did to me either.

    Baker had his chance. He got off a few good crosses, but was never a threat to penetrate or shoot, didn't have much of a left foot, was not especially fast, was not clever in tight space, was never able to challenge in the air, didn't defend well, and dribbled with his head down. If he were that good, Nicol would have found a place for him or he would have been prime trade bait. Baker wasn't. Nicol didn't.
     
  11. Rev-eler

    Rev-eler Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    San Francisco
    Re: Richie Baker and Steve Howey return to their native countries

    wholeheartedly agree.
    on more than one occassion, i thought/told different people that i was watching games with that baker plays EXACTLY like every player i control while sitting down with the playstation.....all crapshoot crosses, no penetration, no air challenges (b/c i've never learned how to), uh..hard tackle, uh...hard tackle, uh...hard tackle......and you know how that goes.
    :cool:
     
  12. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FWIW, Baker signed a two year deal with Shelbourne. It's on the official Shelbourne site.
     
  13. Fiero20

    Fiero20 Member

    Aug 3, 2002
    Gillette Stadium
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    i think it was just the fact the richie wasnt happy with his PT. most people dont like sitting the bench, especially when everyone except the coaches know they can be useful.
     
  14. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    One of the primary reasons Baker made the move from Shelbourne to New England was to get playing time, but that didn't work out for a variety of reasons. If that's what he's hoping to find, then hopefully he'll find or create better opportunity for this having returned to his old club.

    The Magpie
     
  15. BigFrank

    BigFrank New Member

    Apr 3, 1999
    Dublin, Ireland
    Re: Richie Baker and Steve Howey return to their native countries

    Sir Bobby Charlton is a former England international, and I wouldn't want him playing for the Revos, either. Mostly because he's about 70 years old, although he's still faster at his age than Howey is now.
     
  16. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    Re: Richie Baker and Steve Howey return to their native countries

    The lack of hair makes him more aerodynamic ;).
     
  17. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. Ultra Peanut

    Ultra Peanut New Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    Achewood
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. BigFrank

    BigFrank New Member

    Apr 3, 1999
    Dublin, Ireland
    The odds of Blackbum going down just went up considerably.

    The mere thought that they would even consider him should be enough to condemn them to relegation.

    Or how many beers has he bought Sparky Hughes over the years?
    In that case, payback would be a real b*t*h.
     
  20. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Frank, do you have specific information that Howie has a drinking problem/issue or is your repeated suggestion to that effect just your way of talking about older EPL players? In the past you have made similar statements about Coach Nichol. Do you have anything objective to back up your assertions?
     
  21. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    Doc,

    Read...

    http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/news/s/137/137387_excity_star_in_btest_ban.html

    The Magpie
     
  22. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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